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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wednesday - a day for reflection

So on Wednesdays here on the farm, our farrier usually arrives with a big smile and several hours of my riding time gets suspended so that I can go over each horse with him. We chit chat about politics, current events, family news and then get down to the nuts and bolts of how each horses is going, current training schedule, what their hooves look like and what their workload will entail for the next 4-6 weeks. Today was really no different other than he came about 4 hours later than normal. I had done the usual stuff and gotten into my riding list a bit, but it is the first time in many months that I got COLD while holding horses.

Which brings me to the current situation that is in need of some changes. There are 17 horses in work. Every day.

So here is the sales list -

Current (October 2016) Sales List

The following horses competed in FEI classes this year -
Wyatt, 2004 16.2 1/2 gelding by Weltmeyer. Showed Int 2 - limited by budget. Straightforward if you have a good seat, great lateral work, changes and easy piaffe and passage. Suitable for YR/U25/Gold Medal scores, etc. No issues, maintenance, good brain. *****

Wakanda, 2005, 15.2 mare by Waldaire. Showed GP - again limited by budget. Uncomplicated but is a mare, not a machine. Did the Two Tempi Challenge at DAD under lights with less than 24 hrs notice with little fuss. Good brain, smart, full brother is licensed stallion. *****

Ready to show FEI

Don William, 2007 17.2 gelding by Dressage Royal. 1/2 brother to Wyatt (same dam) Showed 3rd & 4th, schooling GP. Alfredo Hernandez - "world class piaffe". Elastic, good mind, no issues/maintenance. *****

6months out from being ready for FEI
Wylie 2006 15.3 mare by Waldaire. Schooling 4th. Has some sass but straightforward for light hands and good seat. Fun to work with as she has her quirky side but is a true to type Waldaire - the harder she works, the happier she is. ****

Whodini 2007 16.2 gelding by Waldaire. Schooling 4th-PSG. Full brother to Wakanda - longer legs, more modern type. Good talent to finish to GP. Ready to show and score well at 3rd now. No known issues/maintenance. ****

In the pipeline
Wilson 2009 dark bay gelding by Waldaire 16.2. Elegant, rhythmic mover. Good brain, learns quickly. Has single changes, learning to count and working on piaffe/passage while gaining strength and suspension in his half passes.****

Aloysius 2009 grey gelding by Avebury 16.2. Powerful mover, forward thinking, graceful type. Sweet, good mind, good feet. Working on single changes and lateral work as well as small courses of gymnastic jumps. ***

Artie 16.3 1996 Intermediare I who has been ridden by juniors and amateurs most of his life. No maintenance or vet issues. Has a mild club foot which he's had his whole life - maintained with 4-5 week shoeing schedule. Solid teacher of lateral work,'s in there if you have a basic understanding of how to ask. Extremely tolerant and forgiving. Half steps, piaffe, passage too. **

Atreo 16.3 1996 Intermediare schoolmaster who has taught many, many people to count their changes, relax and flow in their sitting trot and be calm & confident in their requests. Light mouth, superb mind. Gentle, tall dark and handsome loving horse that would like a single rider vs. being one in a string of horses at this point. Gets 1/4 tab of Previcox daily for maintenance - update - no Previcox since 10/5/16 and the eruption of a coronet band abscess and he's SOUND. **

Green and looking to do more -
Windrose 2010 16.3 black mare w/ chrome and style. Flashy, big buoyant mover with loads of suspension and extension. Needs patient program and experienced rider as she is athletic and lacks confidence. Front shoes. **

Needs a job -
Gretta 1999 former broodmare/former low level all rounder. Smooth gaits, excellent mother, easy keeper. Needs to go back into a program to be kid safe but once upon a time she was a go-to horse of a family. Could be sold w/ a breeding. Under 5k.

Prices are in * categories -
* - Under 10k
** - between 10-20k
*** - between 20-30k
**** - over 40k
***** - higher price class

No tire kickers please.
Prices subject to change with additional show mileage and/or training milestones.
Contact for appointments to try horses.

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